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NIH's List of 64 Leaves Questions

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Science  31 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5535, pp. 1567
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5535.1567a

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The National Institutes of Health has publicly posted the names of 10 companies or research groups in possession of 64 human embryonic stem cell lines that the U.S. government says meet its new criteria for federal funding. But many are in early stages, and scientists suspect that far fewer will prove to be of research quality.